colistin

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colistin

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colistin (usually uncountable, plural colistins)

  1. (medicine) A polymixin antibiotic effective against a range of gram-negative bacteria, sometimes considered a last-resort antibiotic.
    • 2016, "The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.", Washington Post, Lena H. Sun and Brady Dennis, May 26
      It's the first time this colistin-resistant strain has been found in a person in the United States.

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  • MCR-1/mcr-1 (a bacterial gene conferring resistance to colistin and polymyxins)

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